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the pain and suffering and loss of the citizens, our fellow americans, who were the victims of sandy but shouldn't have been the victims of our delay. a support this legislation and i urge the speaker and all of us on both sides of the aisle to ensure that on the 15th of this month we act for the balance of the initial dollars that will be available to assist those who have had this loss. i will be very supportive on the 15th and i know that people of connecticut, of new jersey, of new york, and of pennsylvania and of america will hold the speaker and all of us to the promise that no later than the 15th of this month, some 11 days from today, that we will make a full contribution to those people. i yield back the balance of my time. >> the gentleman from new jersey. >> i yield to the gentleman from new jersey who also recognizes that there have been absolutely no victims of delay when it comes to the flood insurance program because their payments have been made continuously because that program has been funded and we continue to fund it. >> the gentleman from new jersey. >> i thank m
outcry and political pressure, congress will vote today on a $9 billion hurricane sandy relief bill. relief many say is long overdue. >>> turn for the worst, venezuelan officials admit hugo chavez is battling respiratory failure, now calling their leader's status severe. >>> and trapped on thin ice. two teenagers stuck in the middle of a frozen life, clinging to a dead tree for hours. their dramatic rescue just ahead. >>> wow. good morning. welcome to "early start." we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we begin this morning with a snowy mess in west texas. conditions are so bad that large portions of interstate 10 between el paso and ft. stockton were closed overnight. do they really get a lot of snow? they've gotten record snow in that area. >> you're absolutely right. it was really the spaghetti bowl on i-10. the biggest problem where were the icy bridges and overpasses. that's what closed portions of the road. those roads have since been reopened. now, el paso picked up 2.9 inches. believe it or not, it's not ou
or 227,000 flood victims. i support the bill as a recovery from superstorm sandy. i believe the actions are still slow. 68 days have gone by. i know we have got commitments, but we are moving forwards and i am hopeful we will get the full entitlements the individuals from new york, new jersey, and connecticut finally need. some of the programs that need funding include engineers who work to protect new jersey's and york's shorelines. i want to thank every member of the new york, connecticut, and new jersey delegations for working collectively together to make sure our people -- because this as an issue that affects the american people -- they receive the kind of aid they need. i want to say to my friends mr. -- i have seenne they have set and work together with our governor, who i also want to give a thank you to, mario cuomo and chris christie -- working cooperatively, not as a democrat or republican, but as an elected official, to come together for people that need aid from a terrible storm. i am hopeful we will need store work -- move forward. finally the people of this region receiv
.m. the house speaker john boehner has pledged to bring out the remainder of the sandy relief package. >> next return to the opening day ceremonies in the u.s. senate. first with the return of senator mark kirk after he suffered a stroke in early 2011, followed by vice president joe biden holding a ceremonial swearing-in with returning and the newly elected senators. illinois senator mark kirk returning to the senate for the first time since suffering a stroke in early 2011. it left one side of this body mostly paralyzed. he was greeted by vice-president joe biden, illinois senator dick durbin, and senator joe manchin. members of the house stood nearby. >[laughter] >> thank you. [indistinct conversations] >> hi guys, how are you? and >> you have got all day, pal. [applause] >> are you kidding me? i am as happy as could be to be here, man. [indiscernible] [laughter] >> c'mon. [indiscernible] [applause] [applause] [indiscernible] [cheers and applause] >> good. >> [laughter] [inaudible] [indistinct conversations] >> let's go to work, you guys. [cheers] >> yay, mark. [applause] >> let's go. [laugh
said the families that are still displaced from their home after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. he asked for a full clean sandy aid bill from congress. the house is scheduled to debate next week. governor christie's remarks are nest on c-span. -- are next on c-span. after that, buzz aldrin on the future of space. >> wednesday on "washington journal" adam green on his organization oh z work and why they are hoping the 113th will shift to the left. an upcoming budget battles between president obama and the 113th congress. after that, looking at the tenure of house speaker john boehner and what his legacy will be. plus your e-mails, phone calls, on c-span. [applause] >> chris christie delivered his state of address today and discussed hurricane sandy recovery efforts. the house is expected to vote on an additional $51 million in the package. this comes courtesy from the statehouse in trenton. this is 45 minutes. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you all very much. thank you. thank you all very much. lieutenant gov
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ellis on victims for hurricane sandy. frederick kaufman on why food prices are rising around the world. 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> a house debate on the emergency funding for hurricane sandy victims. after that, charles schumer and gillibrand talk about the funding. >> somebody took a shot, and as soon as the shot was fired, i went down. each one would fire into the group. then they came around and anybody who was moaning they shot. >> the 150 were made captive and 84 of them were shot down by forces that captured them. the survivors played dead in the field after they were fired on by machine guns at close range from the distance from myself at the podium to you sitting in the audience. they did not run, they fell to the ground. >> and american convoy is spotted and captured by german troops. on the malmedy massacre sunday night at 9:00 eastern. student camera video entries are now due. get them in by the deadline friday, january 18 for the grand prize of $5,000. zes.000 in total price >> william hague testified on arms export controls in december. the foreign secretary was asked to u
that was because of the vote on reliefer hurricane sandy. he is taking a beating. >> because he's trying to do something. he tried to do something in december with his plan b and his party walked on him. he then abdicated his responsibility and lifted up to the senate to act. the senate gave him a proposal and it turned out of his caucus would not support him on doing something about that either. that he has just tried. as part -- his party will not let him. >> he is a deal maker. >> paul krugman tells me that i live in a centrist fantasy, but it is a fantasy i would like to see actually happened. >> what lies ahead for speaker boehner docks >> it is a tricky, treacherous path. they did some rip. today on the house floor just to make sure some of those republicans stay with the speaker. he had to hundred 17 republicans. no democrats voted for him. they barely eked out. i am paraphrasing but he said the difference between the boys down the men in politics is that the boy is run for higher office to be something. i agree that he is a product directed legislate tour. in this atmosphere, that is n
understand why they have this thing for this in the hurricane relief. -- this thing for the sandy hurricane relief. i almost fell out of my chair when i saw all the earmarks. excuse me? you expect me to pay $64 billion to go to connecticut and new jersey. $40 billion of it is earmarked. lop that off and give them the rest. i would like to know every member of congress that put those in there. i was so angry. host: you can watch it when the house dabbles -- gavels in in about 2.5 hours. this, from our twitter page. this is on our facebook page. we are watching the debate in the senate on the filibuster rule. there's a story available online at thehill.com. they say it should require them to hold the floor and debate if they want to block legislation. carl levin favors a more modest reform and has recruited republicans to negotiate a solution. junior democrats say unless lawmakers are required to sustain life floor debates, the chamber will remain. blocked most of the time. harry reid addressed that on the floor yesterday. [video clip] >> we have been occupied with other matters, including th
. there was a jump in construction jobs. almost 40,000, because of hurricane sandy rebuilding and the housing recovery. >>> and in washington, the new congress is gearing up to get down to work. they have a full plate in front of them, with their fair share of bitter battles already looming. abc's tahman bradley joins us, now, from washington, with the latest. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. right out of the gate, members of this new congress have a lot to deal with. they have to take on spending and deficit reduction. but the first order of business is aid for people still struggling to put their lives back together after hurricane sandy. the newly sworn in 113th congress gets down to business today. first up, a vote on a $9 billion aid package for victims of superstorm sandy. but that's only a fraction of the $60 billion in aid the senate had approved. the house adjourned earlier in the week, before the vote, which set off a firestorm. northeastern politicians erupted. >> republican leadership has turned their backs on new yorkers. >> we sent them there. we s
sandy damages that did not stop allstate from using their home in a commercial patting themselves on the back. now they're suing an in here to explain why. you probably have too much money when you start to buy solid gold clothing. we have all the details even when they sait is not, it is always about "money." all right, first let's take a look at the market headlines. posting their best week in more than a year. profit-taking largely to blame, the dowel dowell dow fell. the banks acsed of improperly foreclosing on close to 4 million borrowers. in 2009 and 2010. eligible owners get a little bit more than $3 billion in direct payments as part of the settlement. shares of boeing fell 2% after a fire broke out on an empty 7873 minor jet. -- three minor jet. the cause of the fire is under investigation, but you can see shareholders didn't like it, the stocks down 2%. the first story, what is on everybody's mind these days, texas. an editorial got our attention in "the new york times" advertisinadvocating a new way s never been used before like the backpacks. 77% ofmericans saw their t
support for making sure that the sandy relief package got passed, so i expect that we'll see him continue to press congress in these coming weeks. they're going to take it back up on the 15th of this month, alex? >> okay, let's go from there to looking ahead to the debt ceiling debate, kristen. what is the his's strategy to get what it wants out of this deal without getting into another budget showdown? >> well, if you talk to white house officials they believe they have more leverage going into this battle in part because they got republicans to break on the issue of increasing taxes on wealthier americans, that's, of course, what president obama campaigned on and he got that as a part of the fiscal cliff deal. moving forward i think you can expect to see president obama hitting the road, taking his message on the road, traveling to different states and making the argument if the debt ceiling isn't increased, the economy will suffer. you hear him say he's not going to negotiate with republicans. what specifically does that mean, we'll have to wait and see because, of course, house speake
will be released today isn't spite of the challenges of the fiscal cliff and hurricane sandy, economists are predicting $150,000 new jobs. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with more on this. >> reporter: mara, good morning. we don't know for a few hours but economists are encouraged that at things will remain steady this month. that's because of the fact that december is always a little bit off because it includes all of the holiday hiring and not all of those jobs are permit. adt does a private report and says 200,000 workers in november, that's up in december. the four-week average is steady, though. again, there were aberrations there as a result of the holidays. economists say, despite the holiday possibly throwing a wrench into this and superstorm sandy. remember, that had an impact on the november report as well because of a split week there, not all of the jobs that were lost were reported in november. so we could see some revisions as well in this december report. but there are a couple of other signs that could be encouraging. auto sales up 9%. and retailers say their sales w
this controversy in washington, as well as hurricane sandy. there was some pretty big-waits on the economy, and yet is still continued -- weight on the economy, and yet it still continued dto churto churn ahea. every month, we have traded on average 153,000 jobs. -- created on average 153,000 jobs. host: in a country with well over 3 million americans, they're more than 12,000,002 are currently out of work. almost 5 million long-term unemployed. the discouraged worker, about 1.1 million. guest: it is good that the economy kept churning along, but it is bad the we have such a lousy economy. we believe to create something like 350,000 -- we need to create something like 350,000 jobs to get unemployment down to 6%. we're falling short every single month. it is a recovery. we were in such a deep hole that it has been really difficult to dig out of this whole. -- hole. if you're looking and reasons for optimism, you can look at this and say, good. if you're one of those 12 million people who does not have a job, this is a disappointing report because it is not stronger. it is not enough to start to job
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in connecticut. >> and the new congress gets to work today. agenda, approving in aid for dollars victim's.sandy "at 5:00rning washington a.m. begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is friday, january 4. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. good morning. get to meteorologist as we look forward weekend. >> happy friday. it was a short week. we have a great looking weekend. will be the headline. chilly end to the week, but we lots of sunshine and low humidity to talk about. despite a cold front coming, rain or snow in the forecast. warmer weekend ahead. out this morning in the for the most part. 18 in manassas and culpeper. those are the cold spots. 28 at dulles, 31 in d.c., 30 in gaithersburg. your express forecast, sunshine through the day with a high temperature 42. that's about average. potentially in the seven- forecast, minutes away. it's time for traffic and weather jamee. >> thank you. virginia, and around the beltway, 66, greenway, the toll road, no early problems. 295, nice and quiet -- 395, nice quiet. c
with the president's gun violence task force, a group put together days after the sandy hook shooting. the national rifle association has made its position clear, no new gun laws, we should enforce the gun laws already on the books. vice-president joe biden has also spelled out the intentions from the white house to move swiftly to reduce gun violence. >> the president is calling to act. there is executive action that can be taken. we are compiling all of this with the help of the attorney general and all the cabinet members. >> with the gun debate heating up, gun and ammunition sales are going up. gun enthusiasts are stocking up on weapons and ammunition, feeling they could be outlawed. distributors have seen a big boost in sales. >> and in my lifetime as a businessman, there has been more demand for ammunition than there ever has been. >> call it a change of heart or change of mind, but walmart will now meet with the vice-president today as well. initially, the largest retailer in the country declined. john gonzalez, abc 7. >> a new study found gun violence is just one of many factors contributin
because the ma major work of helping th victims much sandy is still ahead of us. bit more from e senator schumer yesterday talking about votes taken or lack of vote by paul ryan on the house bill and getting his comments. [video clip] >> flood insurance is an obligation of the federal government. in other words, people who pay flood insurance have paid hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars a year and in return the federal government says if you are flooded we will reimburse you for the damage you suffer. so i don't understand why anyone would not want to vote for that provision. i haven't heard congressman ryan's reasoning. >> [inaudible]? >> that is just terribly harsh to a homeowner who lost his home. should they sit around and wait two years and lose their lives until we reform the promise? in is nothing wrong reforming the program but to hold the homeowners who desperately need this money and have paid in for this money as almost hostage to reform? that is unconscionable. that is wrong. and i would hope congressman ryan would reconsider. host: senator schumer from yesterday. yo
of you john. >> i like him. >>> happening now, pork promises and priorities. sandy victims finally getting their due today, and it cannot come soon enough. >> there's a good 40% of the exterior walls that are covered in mold. >> we don't have anyone to remove it and we don't have the finances to be able to. >> as washington doles out billions, we examine where the money is really going. new details about venezuela's president hugo chavez, reportedly battling a severe lung infection. some venezuelans are worried about his condition and it may be worse than officials are letting on. >>> plus a new year and a new gaffe from vice president joe biden. the latest and afternoon swearing in ceremony for new senators. we'll have the audio will you not believe. plus this. >> this sure is a crazy way to draw attention. >> who won't notice a hot model in body paint. >> she stands out like a not new.co. >> they get you noticed. >> super ads getting super racy. this year you'll see a twist. "newsroom" starts right now. >> good morning, i'm victor blackwell sitting in for carol costello. we begin
ways people have been raising money for victims of the super storm sandies. >> and breweries are thinking outside the box. we have details on the sandy beer. >> and a cheaper version of the iphone. rumors seem to good to be true and we are learning they were. good morning maryland continues in just a few moments. >>> on this friday morning a hearing is happening today in texas where planned parenthood will ask for an injunction to receive state funding a judge ruled that texas can cut off funding to the organization's family planning programs. >>> a judge will ask a -- request a hearing to exhume the body of a man poisoned weeks after winning the lottery. family members were suspicious about the man's desk. >>> afghan president karzai is speak at george washington university and is expected to talk about his beliefs the u.s. and nato failed to make afghanistan more secure. karzai is meeting with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton today. >>> it's unclear whether the man accused of opening fire in a colorado movie theater will be arraigned today. lawyers for
was the weapon used at sandy hook? >> i have already gone over it. >> we haven't talked about sandy hook. >> it's a 223 m4. they're using a low percentage. but you guys, people wouldn't go swimming because the movie "jaws" because great white sharks kill 5 people a year. you're trying to scare people. >> the same type of weapon was used in the last three mass shootings. >> and hitler used semiautomatics to kill people. why about fast and furious? why did our government send guns to mexico? why did they blow up -- >> alex, i get accused when i get you guys on of talking over you, of being rude. i'm trying to be civil. you have got to try and answer some of the questions, right? here is my issue for you. why do people need, civilians need an ar-15 type assault weapon? >> i said statistically, they're using in a low amount of crimes. that's an fbi act. >> but they have been used in the last three mass shootings. >> because they advertise in the media. everybody knows if someone jumps off the empire state building, they put security out there because there are copy cats. go commit suicide by killin
're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> prisoners, including death row prisoners could be set free because of a doctor's workload and tactics is the focus of a major investigation. cnn's victor blackwell has been looking into this very disturbing story. >> if you died in mississippi of any sort of suspicious circumstances, chances are dr. hand was going to be cutting you open. >> that's a former public defender talking about dr. steven han, a pathologist who has done tens and thousands of autopsies. >> how many would you say from the late '80s until probably a few years ago. >> somewhere in the range of 1400, 1500 nrk that range, maybe 1600. >> that's five to six times what's recommended by the national association of medical examiners. for the first time on television, han is resp
in the connecticut after the sandy hook school shooting, there was less interest in buying guns. other democrats suggest the time to act is now. >> we will not allow, and the public will allow the normal to be mass shootings every month. >> the top senate republican says there are higher priorities >> the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. that will dominate the congress between now and the end of march none of these issues, i think, will have the kind of priority and spending and debt are going to have a the next two or three months. >> white house aides say mr. obama plans to move forward the agenda in a timely fashion. leading republicans say in addition to spending and debt, jobs are another top priority, suggesting the gop is slamming on the brakes on the gun issue. lou: thank you very much, as always. our chief congressional correspondent. senate majority leader harry reid apologizing after saying last week that hurricane katrina was nothing in comparison to what happens to the people of new york and new jersey during hurricane sandy. his comments drew a sharp rebu
for victims of superstorm sandy-- nearly $10 billion to pay for flood insurance claims. house speaker john boehner has promised a vote on another $51 billion later this month. president obama was reelected today. you might have thought that that happened in november but it was today that the house and the senate held a joint session to count the electoral votes from each state. no surprise: mr. obama won with 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. but the president's margin was narrow when you look at the votes cast by individual americans. the popular vote. when you add their totals together, it comes to nearly 130 million votes cast and mr. obama won by about four points. he's the first president to get more than 51% of the vote twice since dwight eisenhower. this is the last thing you want to see when you're taking a flight: the pilot being hauled away by the police. it happened today in minneapolis aboard an american eagle commuter plane bound for new york. the pilot is accused of drinking too much. michelle miller is at laguardia airport for us tonight. michelle? >> reporter: well,
sandy victims looking to the 113th congress house speaker john boener nearly won reelection 12 of the most conservative republicans in the house defected. it was the closest any speaker had come to losing since new gingrich back in 1997. but this congress has more women and latinos than ever before. illinois is sending six freshmen to congress this year, five democrats and one republican notables include tami duckworth who defeated joe walsh and bill foster rodney davis from taylor is the only republican freshman from illinois. coming soon it will have to consider raising the nation's debt ceiling again and there is a looming fight over gun control which recently became a high priority for the white house after the massacre in newtown connecticut the polls show only a small percentage of americans approve of the job congress is doing. the average age for u.s. senators to 62. house bill #6258 which addresses the problem may not be perfect and it may be challenged in court but it deserves to be embraced and acted on now. we cannot kick the can down the road in the longer becaus
meaningful gun legislation. i'm joined tonight by two parents who are advocating for change. sandy and lonnie phillips lost their daughter, jessica gauwi in a mass shooting in aurora seven months ago. jessica was just 24 years old. she wanted to be a sportscaster. so she moved to colorado in 2010 to go to metro state, metropolitan state university in denver. she survived a mass shooting at a food court in toronto. but she was among the 12 people murdered in the shooting at the movie theater in aurora this past july. sandy and lonnie, i want to thank you so much for joining us here this evening and being a part of the discussion. lonnie, you met with the president, with vice president biden recently. what did you tell him? >> well, there were about 23 groups at that meeting, and i was sitting directly to his left, and he started to his right. each member of all the groups that were there, there were a lot of very astute people, and he listened to each one of them very carefully and wrote -- made notes. it went around the table. probably 22 people representing a lot of pro -- they were -- actua
there was nothing about any other state other than those directly affected by sandy. >> reclaiming my time. the gentleman is absolutely right. had we been able to pass what we intended to be the house bill and pass it back to the senate and the senate then would have taken that up though they had left town we could have done this in the previous congress and the gentleman from new york has been a champion to make sure that's clearly understood. i want to be an equal champion that in fact whether it's louisiana or california when the next earthquake occurs or our friends and colleagues from the eastern seaboard, as far south as where we stand, we need to make sure, we owe them that, and i want to thank the gentleman from new york for working so hard to make sure that we do get to a clean bill and with that i thank the gentleman and yield back. >> time has expired. gentleman from new york? >> i yield to ms. canner for unanimous consent request. >> i ask to place remarks in the record in support of hurricane sandy relief wherever it is needed in our nation. >> i yield one minute to the gentle
-in congress tackles the hurricane sandy aid bill today. will the vote tear republicans apart, again. >>> the december jobs report. just 90 minutes away. how will holiday hiring affect the numbers? what does this mean for the health of our economy? >>> video you have to see. take a look at this. teenagers trapped on the ice. clinging to life on the tree. the rescue you need to stick around to watch. >> among guests this morning. former ohio congressman steve la tourette, newly sworn in congresswoman tulsi gabbard. mike dewine, tim ferriss and steve rinella. i have one word for you. >> squirrel. >> it's true. we have squirrel. friday, january 4th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> our starting point this morning. in just hours, the brand spanking new 113th congress will vote on a nearly $10 billion aid package for superstorm sandy victims. this after the outrage over speaker boehner canceling the initial vote early this week. athena jones live in our washington bureau. expected to be an easy one today, dana? >> it looks like it will be passed. about $9.7 billion in borrowing auth
. >> first piece of business. a bill to provide aid to victims of superstorm sandy. >> there's no need for drama, no need for drama, and we don't want it. >>> they come out with a jobs report in hopes of high growth. >>> it's day 2 for the children of sandy hook elementary school. >>> former congresswoman gabby giffords plans to meet with the families of victims of newtown. >>> here we go. if you need help on your picks, let me know. >> are you with that woman there? anybody else want to be sworn in as a senator? >>> a heavy snow. 6 to 8 inches already on the ground. >>> two teenaged boys hanging on for dear life to a dead tree for two hours. dangerous rescue. the boys are now being treated for hypothermia. >>> the final score, 35-17. >> all that -- >> throws it down. >> if you don't like that haircut, you should see my bikini wax. >> -- and all that matters. >> we wonder why don and i weren't invited to it. >> i saw that and i never realized ray romano was bigger than me. >> -- "cbs this morning." >> president obama used a device called the auto pen to sign the fiscal pen because he's
interview with sean hannity, nine o'clock eastern right here only on fox news channel. super storm sandy victims are one step closer to getting the help they need. president obama signing into law the 9.7 billion dollar panel approved by lawmakers. it will increase the borrowing authority of the federal emergency management agency to help flooding victims. and warned it was set to run out of money from additional dollars from congress and more than 100 payments would have been delayed without that additional money and the house and senate are expected to act on a larger and more comprehensive sandy aid package in the next couple of weeks. a centennial celebration underway for one of the most controversial presidents in our history. president nixon would be 100 years and he was born in yorba linda, california. >> hi there, shan nan. january 9th, 1913 president nixon was born in the house behind me, 36 years since his presidency ended with the watergate scandal and people gathering to consider what he did in a great historical context. and watergate is not forgotten or here at the library,
for superstorm sandy. the house is expected to vote on the first round of aid today. gun-control advocates introduced legislation on the first day of the new congress to ban high- capacity ammunition magazines in recent -- used in recent massacres including the one at sandy hook last month. carolyn mccarthy of new york said the assault magazines help put the mass in that shooting and anything we can do to stop their proliferation will save lives in america. she lost her husband in a shooting on the long island rail road. she introduced the ammunition ban with fellow democratic congress member diane degette of colorado. gun control supporters are hoping an apparent shift in attitudes after the sandy hook killing might pave the way for reform. in the latest potential sign of that shift, republican congressman peter king of new york questioned ownership of assault weapons during an appearance on msnbc. >> i really do not know why people need assault weapons. i am not a hunter but i understand people who live in rough neighborhoods or in a small business want to maintain a pistol to protect an
measures being considered by joe biden's task force established after the sandy hook shootings. what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? it's our talk back question today. facebook.com/carolcnn. or send me a tweet. >>> now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? we're getting our first glimpse into what the white house may propose in terms of gun legislation. according to "the washington post," joe biden and his task force are considering reip st e reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, requiring universal gun checks for gun buyers, establishing a national gun sale database, strengthening mental health checks, imposing stiffer penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. wow, ideas, something to talk about. forget that. already, nra-backed lawmakers are shooting down the administration's approach. >> i think you need to putter g everything on the table, but what i hear from the administration and if "the washington post" is
of massive flood damage from superstorm sandy. we'll explain. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> 24 hours and bipartisanship ushered in with a brand new congress already seems to be shifting just weeks before the next major battle over the debt ceiling republican lawmakers are making it clear they are ready to fight the president. let's bring in our national political correspondent on capitol hill with the latest. >> it seems old habits die hard. remember the moments yesterday as members of 113th congress were sworn in? never mind. after surviving a failed coo led by his own members john boehner wants to take the same fractured party into battle. in a closed door meeting of house republicans a source tells cnn boehner said he will demand budget cuts larger than any increase in the debt limit. boehner told the members the focus turns to spending that puts republicans and congress back on a collision course with the white house after the president insisted he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not the
'll be okay. >> and a lot of people felt that way. the people of sandy hook trying to move forward and honor the lives lost. i'm deborah feyerick, thanks for joining us. i'm deborah feyerick. have a good night and a great have a good night and a great week. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> big new developments in the health of hillary clinton. she is back to work today. >> the case against accused a rare ra movie sheeter james holmes. we are just hours away from prosecutors unveiling their evidence in court. >> the biggest scandal to hit washington since washington. call it knee gate. >> seriously. >> what is one of the brightest stars doing in the game with a bum knee only to injure it again, maybe even worse? >> i cannot tell you how we have been discussing this this morning. it's a story. >> there is outrage. there is consternation in washington right after the fiscal cliff. can they get no reprieve after all the problems they've had? >> oh, my goodness. >> welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> nice to have you back. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the
momentum for gun control is coming out of the most recent massacre, the one at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. an event that shook a normally poised president, remember this, wiped a tear away, later announced a task force to curb gun violence, to be led by vice president joe biden. one of the vice president's first moves, extending an invitation to the nra. let me take you to washington and talk to cnn political editor paul steinhauser. paul, just what is the task force hoping to get out of approaching the nra? >> i think what they want to do here is get voices and get voices of all sides in the gun argument here. that's why the nra was given an invitation. take a listen to jay carney, white house press secretary, asked about the nra attending these immediatings this wee i m. >> the vice president's group invited a number of organizations and individuals to participate in meetings. they include gun owners, and groups that represent gun owners, groups that represent sports men and sports women. the nra has been one of the groups -- one of the many groups invited. i wil
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